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Ms. Nakou from Atlanta GA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Popcorn and French, a Winning Combo

My students need a Popcorn Machine to provide a power boost to learn.

  • $306 goal

This project expired on August 10, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing, marvelous and challenging on many levels. They come to school excited, eager to experience an exciting lesson. I often refer to them jokingly as “challenging customers” that refuse to accept second best. As I try my best to provide an excellent customer service to my clientele, I find that it is never enough to just teach.

It is a journey to discover how best to serve every single one of my students and get them ready for college and for life and I am enjoying the ride.

Our school is a Title I school in Atlanta where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of our students are facing many socioeconomic challenges that hinder their academic success. As I observe them interact with one another, enthused in a lesson, I regain my conviction that a future is possible and achievable for all my students.

My Project

Having a popcorn machine ready to be used for my students is going to make it easier to provide a ready snack when needed. For many reasons, most out of their control, my students come to class hungry. I am not yet ready to offer a full meal but can offer a little snack that will give them a little boost that will help them finish the course.

An empty stomach is unable to operate at a 100%.

I want my children powered up and ready to tackle the world one activity at a time. The impossible will happen. The level of excitement will rise. Hands will go up. Smiles will make their appearances and learning will take place every day.

Ms. Nakou
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Great Northern Popcorn 6010 Roosevelt Top Antique Style Popcorn Popper Machine, 8-Ounce • Amazon Business $169.68 1 $169.68
Great Northern Popcorn Premium 24 Pk- 8 Ounce Popcorn Portion • Amazon Business $33.00 1 $33.00
URPARTY Paper Popcorn Bags, 1 oz, Red & White, 100 Piece • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$211.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.78

Total project goal

$305.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$305.18

2 Donors

-$132.70

Donations toward project cost

-$129.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

match offer

-$152.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$129.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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